Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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I'm an early-morning owl. - Patrick Wilson

All men are equal before fish. - Herbert Hoover

There's always a bigger fish. - Qui-Gon Jinn

We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion. - Ethiopian Proverb

The crow that mimics a cormorant gets drowned. - Japanese Proverb

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. - Irina Dunn

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace. - Nikita Khrushchev

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. - English Proverb

Would a lion cheat on his wife? No, but a Tiger Would. - Unknown

Heifer cow is better than none, but this is no time for puns. - Groucho Marx

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. - African Proverb

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress. - Mark Twain

The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other milk. - Ogden Nash

Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery. - Walter Winchell

There's a good animal show on with that kindly old gent, Marlons Perkos. - Archie Bunker

He writes so well he makes me feel like putting the quill back in the goose. - Fred Allen

What you need is somebody new - there's more than 1 fish in the woodpile. - Archie Bunker

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,
And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart. - Edward Lear

Often, the human animal dresses terror in rage, and expresses both in a way unlike either. - Julius Lester

I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. - Yoko Ono

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world. - Katy Perry

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians, except for the occasional mountain lion steak. - Ted Nugent

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

I like cookies, any cookie you put in front of me - animal cookies, sugar cookies, anything crunchy. - Maria Shriver

I rejoice that there are owls. They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have. - Henry David Thoreau

My favorite animal is a polar bear. They're going extinct, and I really don't want that to happen. - Quvenzhane Wallis

I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night. - Josh Fox

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna-fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock. - Barbara Harrison

Any processed chicken from any place - I'll order it in a heartbeat. I'm very picky about my pork, though. - David Chang

I will be deafer than the blue-eyed cat, And thrice as blind as any noonday owl, To holy virgins in their ecstasies. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. - George Carlin

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull. - Ralph Nader

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes. - Tommy Douglas

I'm pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet. - Amy Neftzger

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. - Robert Brault

Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life. - Groucho Marx


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17-Oct-2018